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12-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Pentax K SMC 85mm f.2.2 SOFT -EXC- Worldwide Marketplace Listing

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Pentax K SMC 85mm f.2.2 SOFT -EXC- Worldwide

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Pentax K SMC 85mm f2.2 SOFT

This item is one of many to be offered as part of a:

It is with a heavy heart that I find new homes for my beloved Pentax equipment. Health issues dictate that, realistically, most of this equipment will not be used by me again. I am keeping a small selection of items, but the vast majority of my collection will be sold and Pentax Forum members will have the first opportunity to purchase it, at fair prices. I take very good care of my equipment. In fact some of it must be considered New Old Stock as I received some of it new, in liew of payment, in exchange for helping a metro camera store move locations many years ago.

Worldwide shipping is available to Pentax Forum members with good feedback ratings.

7 day return policy on all items and 10 day return policy for overseas buyers (see full return policy terms, below). I do not profit from shipping/handling. Your shipping will be the actual USPS rates to your address. If you would like a shipping quote, please PM me, but due to the amount of equipment to be listed I would ask that you do so only if you are serious.

Pentax K SMC 85mm f2.2 SOFT

Best Quotes: "It's a really weird lens."
"for portraits it is nice. The aperature settings, while performing the indicated light changes, also change the amount of softness. . . The soft effect of the soft lenses is variable from the center outward"
"This is an unusual lens: the images that it produces are quite unique, its aperture range is uncommon, and its appearance does not quite match that of the other Pentax lenses."

Whether you are a Pentax collector, wedding or portrait photographer, or someone who enjoys pulling out a lens that none of your friends probably has, you HAVE to take a look at this Pentax K SMC 85mm f2.2 SOFT. You control the amount of softness through the aperture. The results can be STUNNING.

Soft lenses can give that dreamscape look to those engagement and wedding photos of the couple looking into each other's eyes, or walking through an (even otherwise unimpressive) outdoor setting. Soft lenses have long been prized by portrait photographers of older women and couples (great for 50th anniversary shots) to de-emphasize wrinkles or other blemishes. You dial in the amount of softness you desire.

As you can see, it is in Excellent Condition cosmetically, as well as optically and mechanically. Perfect Glass and finish, blades free no oil, lens cap is generic, rear is Pentax. As with any lens of this age, a few specs of internal dust cannot be ruled out. If/when Pentax offers a full frame DSLR, the value of full frame lenses like these will probably double overnight.

This lens is not offered terribly often. Once you put it on your camera, you'll understand WHY.

PRICE: $295, plus shipping.

Note: Compare prices anywhere to see how fairly this item is priced. If you find a nicer one for less, buy it.

Pentax Forums Rating page: Pentax 85mm F2.2 Soft Reviews - K Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax Page: K 85/2.2 Soft

Image galleries for this particular lens model:
Pentax Photo Gallery (45 images to compare): PENTAX : Select a PENTAX interchangeable lens camera or a lens model Flickriver: Searching for most interesting matching 'Pentax-A 35mm f2.0'

PBASE gallery demonstrating softness at different apertures: Pentax SMC-K 85mm f2.2 Soft Focus Portrait Lens Photo Gallery by Jim King at

Don't miss the links above ^.

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7 day return policy (10 days for overseas buyers)
Selling price (but not shipping) will be refunded if not 100% happy that the lens matches the description. Buyer pays return shipping. Items are described accurately and photos are intended to show you what you are getting, very well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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12-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Lens still available, at this time.
12-14-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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I have a copy of this lens, and the images it produces are truly special.
12-15-2011, 01:22 AM   #4
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This was paid for yesterday and is no longer available.

12-15-2011, 06:09 AM   #5
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Thanks miltona580.

This lens is SOLD to the gentleman in Norway.

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